Medical errors of any form are frowned upon quite severely due to the possible, associated repercussions. Even minor mistakes can result in dangerous infections or injuries to the patient. More serious slip-ups can have more damaging consequences. In the worst cases, a medical error can result in death. These situations are known as wrongful death cases and the family members of the victim likely have the right to take legal action against the person or party at fault.
If you have lost someone you love in a case of medical negligence, then the Tacoma wrongful death attorneys can help you fight for damages. To get the knowledgeable advice and aggressive support you need, call our offices today by dialing 800-570-4878.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Case
In order to make a successful wrongful death claim, you need to prove that the following essential factors are present in your situation:
- Your loved one’s death was caused by the responsible party’s actions
- These actions were considered to be negligent or malicious
- You are a surviving spouse, beneficiary, or dependent of the deceased
- Damages of some form resulted from this death
Proving that all four of these elements are present is often quite difficult. Health care providers understand how damaging, both in the present and in the future, a wrongful death conviction can be and they typically fight such allegations quite aggressively. In order to ensure that you are prepared for your claim, you will need the support of a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney.
Losing someone in a wrongful death situation is both devastating and extremely angering. The Tacoma medical malpractice lawyers of Fuller & Fuller understand your situation and can help you take strong legal action today. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, contact our offices at 800-570-4878.